Bookings for this year’s Sanctuary Cove show have exceeded expectations

The Axopar 28 T-Top will be making an appearance at SCIBS, courtesy of eyachts

The Axopar 28 T-Top will be making an appearance at SCIBS, courtesy of eyachts

The organisers of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) have announced a surge in exhibitor bookings for this year’s event, with spaces expected to sell out well before the show opens in May.

The Multihull Group (TMG), eyachts and Clipper Motor Yachts are among the latest companies to announce they will unveil new vessels at SCIBS, which runs from May 23-26 at the Marine Village in Sanctuary Cove, Australia.

According to SCIBS sales and exhibition manager Dominic O’Brien, exhibitor response and bookings have exceeded expectations for this time of year. Space is still available, however, for those wanting to showcase their wares to an expected crowd of more than 45,000 people.

“We continue to invest in the village and marina for SCIBS each year, and develop new ideas for the layout and format to keep the visitor experience fresh,” he says. ”Exhibitors have responded positively and the 2019 event is shaping up to be an exciting one.”

Among the latest companies to sign on is Coomera-based Queensland Marine Centre (QMC), which represents the Boston Whaler, SeaRay, Mastercraft and Dorado brands. It will have as many as 30 boats in the dedicated trailer boat precinct, showcase several larger boats on-water, and offer a range of boat-motor-trailer packages using Ilmor engines from the US.

Another company to sign on recently is TMG, which will present the all-new Lagoon 40. TMG will also display the Dragonfly Sport 25, a pocket rocket trailer-sailer trimaran from Denmark that is available in two versions – a touring version and Sport version.

Another first will be the Australian debut of eyachts’ Greenline NEO Hardtop, which the dealer promises will be “the standout at the show and on local waterways”. The company will also host demonstrations of an impressive line-up of powerboats throughout the show, including the Axopar 37 Suntop, Axopar 28 Cabin and Axopar 28 T-Top. Completing the line-up will be the Greenline 39 and Sealine C330.

Leading the Clipper Motor Yacht’s line-up will be the world premiere of the Hudson Bay 470 sedan, a semi-displacement motoryacht ideal for the Australian lifestyle with its two-cabin, two-bathroom layout, hopper windows and spacious, shaded cockpit for easy indoor-outdoor entertaining.

With on-water displays and about 500sq m of hardstand space outside the main pavilion, Clipper will have 10 boats on show, including the new Hudson Bay 39 and Australian debut of the 2019 Cobalt 23SC outboard.

To register as an exhibitor, visit www.sanctuarycoveboatshow.com.au or phone the boat show office on +61 7 5577 6011.